Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias Basic Concepts and Clinical Applications

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-03
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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There has been considerable progress and evolution in this field and this third edition of Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias has been updated to ensure that it remains a contemporary and fresh source of information for practitioners. It focuses on the primary topics of broad interest and omits material of a largely historical interest, or information of a highly specialized or idiosyncratic nature. Authored by recognized leaders in the field, there is consistency of content and style between chapters. Each chapter begins with a discussion of relevant anatomy and anatomic issues related to ablation of the particular arrhythmia under discussion. These remarks are then tied in to the opening chapter on anatomic considerations by Dr Sy Ho, a leading and widely published pathologist in the field of cardiac arrhythmias. All chapters also feature the author's personal approach to ablation of the arrhythmia, including practical how-to tips and a review of potential pitfalls.

Author Biography

David J. Wilber, MD
Cardiovascular Institute
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL, USA

Douglas L. Packer, MD
Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology/Cardiology
Department of Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic and Foundation
Rochester, MN, USA

William G. Stevenson, MD
Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsp. vii
Forewordp. x
Prefacep. xi
Overview of cardiac anatomy relevant to catheter ablationp. 3
Biophysics and pathophysiology of lesion formation by transcatheter radiofrequency ablationp. 20
Alternative energy sources for catheter ablationp. 35
Mapping for localization of target sitesp. 49
Three-dimensional mapping technology and techniques: applications in atrial fibrillationp. 60
Utility of intracardiac echocardiography in cardiac electrophysiologyp. 72
Catheter ablation in young patients: special considerationsp. 91
Supraventricular tachycardia
Focal atrial tachycardiasp. 105
Catheter ablation of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardiap. 120
Catheter ablation of accessory pathwaysp. 149
Diagnosis and ablation of typical and reverse typical (type 1) atrial flutterp. 173
Catheter ablation of macroreentrant right and left atrial tachycardias
Atrial fibrillation
Circumferential ablation of the pulmonary veinsp. 221
Long linear lesions in the treatment of atrial fibrillationp. 237
Mapping the electrophysiologic substrate to guide atrial fibrillation ablationp. 250
Ablation for rate control of atrial fibrillationp. 261
Ventricular tachycardia
Ablation of idiopathic right ventricular tachycardiap. 279
Idiopathic left ventricular tachycardiasp. 298
Catheter ablation of stable ventricular tachycardia after myocardial infarctionp. 314
Substrate-based ablation of postinfarction ventricular tachycardiap. 326
Ablation of ventricular tachycardia associated with nonischemic structural heart diseasep. 342
Indexp. 364
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